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September 2011 AUSA News

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Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, USA, Ret., former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and supreme allied commander Europe, died July 23 at Madigan Army Medical Center, Wash., after fighting a long battle against complications from a stroke he suffered...
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Work ahead for the U.S. military includes completing current conflicts and preparing for an uncertain future, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee July 26. Dempsey, the Army chief of staff, answered...
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Gen. Raymond T. Odierno testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, July 21, as part of the confirmation process for his nomination as the next Army chief of staff. The committee’s chairman, Sen. Carl Levin, welcomed Odierno and gave a...
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Secretary of Defense Leon A. Panetta met with soldiers from United States Division-Center at Camp Victory, Iraq, July 11, to discuss the goals he has for the armed forces. Panetta’s visit to Camp Victory was part of his first trip to Iraq and...
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Some people seem larger than life itself and Eddie has always seemed to fit this category. I recall vividly his positive energy when I first met him almost 20 years ago at Fort Benning on one of my first visits. I join with all his many friends and...
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The Army Business Board’s proposed new retirement plan that calls for phasing out 20-year pensions and gradually replacing them with contributions to a thrift savings plan is only a proposal, not a soon-to-be implemented law. The proposal is an idea...
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Students taking part in U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities in January will be instantly transported to 2032 amid terrorist attacks and civil unrest. They will join a team of U.S. Army soldiers and civilian scientists to design new technologies...
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Standing attentively inside a tactical operations center (TOC), Sgt. David Johnson was able to pinpoint the location of an enemy sniper team and share real-time, combat-relevant intelligence across the force using networking gear now being evaluated...
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"America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation" ™ – the theme of the Association of the United States Army’s 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition – A Professional Development Forum – will set the tone for speeches, industry and military exhibits and...
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This year, the AUSA Book Program will introduce eight new books and their authors at the Annual Meeting in Washington, Oct. 10-12 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The authors will discuss their books during the authors forum to be held...
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It is late summer in Washington and the perennial problem of authorizing and funding our Army is in full bloom. The regular defense authorization and appropriation legislation is moving forward in both houses of Congress in fits and starts. This...
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AUSA Family Programs is well on its way to finalizing the topics and presenters for the 2011 AUSA Military Family Forums at the Annual Meeting and Exposition. The Annual Meeting will be held from Oct. 10 through 12, at the Walter E. Washington...
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House approves defense spending bill. After three days of debate, the House passed a $649.2 billion defense spending bill (H.R. 2219) for Fiscal Year 2012. The bill passed 336-87. The bill would provide $530.5 billion for the Pentagon, $8.9 billion...
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As the sun sets on the desert horizon, the highways of southern Iraq empty of civilian traffic. Although the local population begins to go home for the night, a new type of traffic emerges on Iraq’s highways. Long rows of headlights are exiting...
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"There was a little bit of a meat skirt, for lack of better words, hanging around the edges. It was oozing. I could see the radius and ulna bone sticking up maybe about half an inch." Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, Medal of Honor recipient, recounted...
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Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a historic ceremony in the East Room of the White House July 12. Petry is only the second active duty service member since Vietnam to live to accept the...
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Advances in prosthetics have greatly reduced the debilitating effects of losing a limb for people in the developed world, but in Afghanistan, a country with one of the highest amputation rates, sustainable technology like this is rare. Combined Task...
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Walgreens to drop out of Express Scripts network . In a move that surprised many, Walgreens, the nation’s largest retail drugstore chain pharmacy, announced that it will cut ties with TRICARE Retail Pharmacy’s contractor, Express Scripts, Inc., by the end of the year.